I guess that is part of the point I was making. One of the things that attracts me to these old trucks is that they are old trucks. I do like trucks with altered suspensions too, but my first love is the old straight axle. My 53 has the stock front and rear suspension and I drive it everyday. I have had it on the interstate a few times also. It drives like an old truck. Then I get in my 64 Impala 4 door hardtop with the power glide 327 and I float down the road like a big boat on a smooth lake. Variety is the spice of life. If I actually had to choose one over the other it would have to be my old trucks.